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Estimated numbers of individuals in aquaculture production (FAO) of fish species (2017)

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Summary for Taiwan Province of China (2017)
TotalProduction (t)Percent of total
fish production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
All species with an EMW
(Estimated mean weight)
        142,49878 222 - 554
All species without an EMW         40,56122Not estimated
Total fish production        183,060100
out of total aquaculture production        283,025

   

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Data for Taiwan Province of China (2017)
SpeciesProduction (t)1Estimated
mean weight2
(EMW) g
EMW id2Estimated
Numbers
(millions)3
Tilapias nei         61,711250-800215 77 - 247
Milkfish         52,220250-500122 104 - 209
Groupers nei         21,787 Not estimated4
Fourfinger threadfin          9,941 Not estimated4
Barramundi(=Giant seaperch)          9,816300-2,00025 5 - 33
Japanese seabass          7,640500102 15
Japanese eel          3,665100-250100 15 - 37
Marine fishes nei          2,873 Not estimated4
Ayu sweetfish          2,691 Not estimated4
Flathead grey mullet          2,244500-1,50076 1 - 4
Cobia          2,0706,000-8,00055 <1
Largemouth black bass            893680110 1
Freshwater fishes nei            802 Not estimated4
Amberjacks nei            787 Not estimated4
Crucian carp            697150-40062 2 - 5
Porgies, seabreams nei            697 Not estimated4
Grass carp(=White amur)            589500-2,50087 <1 - 1
Bighead carp            478500-1,50029 <1 - 1
Amur catfish            474 Not estimated4
Pond loach            258 Not estimated4
Black carp            2332,000-3,00030 <1
Common carp            160500-2,50057 <1
Snappers, jobfishes nei            134 Not estimated4
Blackhead seabream            119 Not estimated4
Rainbow trout             82210-5,000155 <1
 
Totals by estimate type:
Production (t)Percent of
total fish
production %
Estimated Numbers
(millions)
   Single species with an EMW          80,78744 145 - 307
   Multi species with an EMW          61,71134 77 - 247
Totals for species with an EMW        142,49878 222 - 554
Totals for species without EMW         40,56122 Not estimated4
Total fish production        183,060100
out of total aquaculture production        283,025

Estimated by A Mood and P Brooke, Sep 2019


Notes
1. Source of production tonnage: FAO FishStat "Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2017 (Release date: 25th March 2019)".
2. Source of estimated mean weights (EMWs) : as for our earlier estimate, see Estimating the Number of Farmed Fish Killed in Global Aquaculture Each Year.
3. The estimated numbers are calculated as the production tonnage divided by estimated mean weight (EMW) where a mean weight has been estimated for the species.
4. The fish numbers for species without an estimated mean weight (EMW) have not been estimated for each individual species or country.